This article, by Dennis Kissman, was published in Marina International – January 2001. This is the time of year, with the memory of the holiday season still lingering and the prospect of preparing tax returns off in the distance, that we need to get down to business and begin preparing for the upcoming summer boating season. I am sure you have given serious thought to that dock that needs to be repaired, the shallow spot in your channel, or the power pedestal that was fried from being overloaded last season. Chances are, you have even thought about little things like what color T-shirt sells best in the ship’s store, or do you sell more Coke than Pepsi.
Entries in 2001 (26)
This article, by Patience Welton, was published in Marina International – January 2001. Marina Operators daily walk the fine line between satisfying their customer and maintaining control of their operation. Patience Welton of Marina Management Services Inc. offers some tips on how to satisfy both objectives.
This article, by Dennis Kissman, was published in Marina Dock Age – March 2001. In the past several months, there has been a renewed interest in the dockominium concept. It is coming from a variety of individuals, existing owners of marinas, potential buyers of marinas, and marina developers. I do not have a definitive reason as to why the renewed interest in a concept that for the most part failed in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Particularly when nothing in the industry has really changed.
This article, by Ron Stone, was published in Marina Dock Age – March 2001. In the last issue of Marina Dock Age, I told you why marinas make news, and looked for patterns in the forces shaping that news. Because of magazine space limits, coupled with the inevitability of late breaking stories, I could not hope to cover everything in one article. This article is a follow-up, because there is certainly more to the story of why recreational boating facilities are newsworthy.
This article, by Patience Welton, was published in Marina International – April 2001. The allure of trudging the dock through rain, sleet, and snow making sure every vessel in your control is safe and secure. The panic when the projected path of a hurricane passes directly over your marina. The glamour of pumping out holding tanks and collecting trash!